Around & About

July 28, 2010


Summer ZooCamp — Through Aug. 7. The Los Angeles Zoo, 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles, 90027, offers ZooCamp for youngsters. Each camp is led by specially trained staff and given age-appropriate themes. To learn more go online to



American Heart Assn. CPR & First Aid — Aug. 12 and 19. 6 p.m. Class sizes are limited and both certifications are for two years. The Heartsaver/AED (CPR) course, taught on Aug. 12, covers adult, child and infant CPR. The class lasts approximately three hours. The two-hour first aid course, taught Aug. 19, covers medical, injury and environmental emergencies. Crescenta-Cañada YMCA, 1930 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada. Call (818) 790-0123 for more information.


Zumba fitness classes — Tuesdays, 5:15 p.m. and Thursdays, 5:30 p.m. At Vonder Haar Performing Center, 457 Foothill Blvd. (formerly Ballet Petit) La Cañada. For information call (818) 395-7760.

Ballroom dance classes — Friday nights, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Take a partner or attend on your own and make new friends. Teacher is Celia Weis. Crescenta-Cañada YMCA, 1930 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada. Call Ana-Marie Schaefer at (818) 790-0123, ext. 231, for information and fees.

The History of Roses—July 31 9 a.m. Sponsored by Descanso Gardens, a workshop will held where horticulturist Amanda Everett will discuss the many types of current roses in bloom. The workshop will also feature a walk in Descanso's 5-acre Rose garden. The cost of the workshop is $12 for the general public and is free for Descanso members. Pre-registration require-no walk-ins allowed. To register call (818) 949-7980. Descanso Gardens is located at 1418 Descanso Drive, La Canada.



Bead and Design Show — July 29-Aug. 1, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Produced by Garan-Beadagio, the show, which will feature 300 exhibitors, will be held at the Hilton Pasadena, 168 S. Los Robles Ave., Pasadena. Admission $10. To learn more go online to

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